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Changing Lives Ministry
Daily Devotional
"grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity."
2 Peter 3:18

Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
09/17/2013, by John Kincaid


Lesson 39: Meditation and Prayer, Part 2

There are 3 key purposes as we approach this type of meditation and prayer.
 
1st Purpose: Meditate on God with God: flood your mind with thoughts about God’s character, majesty, goodness, glory, everything infinitely magnificent about Him. Don’t just read about God in a theology book. Speak directly to God as you adore Him.
 
David wrote Psalm 8:1 “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”
 
2nd Purpose: Meditate on God’s Word in God’s Word: study Scripture with the goal of knowing God’s will so that we can do it.
 
Our goal for Bible study should never be to puff up our pride, or to win arguments, or to satisfy our curiosity. Only God can explain to us the meaning of His truth.
 

Only God can teach us to pray when our minds are blank. Only God can reveal His will to us. He wants to help us get to know Him and love Him; it delights Him.


 About This Series

The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21

- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work
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Changing Lives Ministries
Asheville, NC 28803

ministrychanginglives@gmail.com

Phone: (828) 318-9825
www.clcc-ms.com

For Further Reading

These authors and books were
helpful in preparing this series:

Bryan Chapell:
   "Holiness by Grace"
Kris Lundgaard:
   "The Enemy Within"
Jerry Bridges:
   "The Pursuit of Holiness",
   "The Practice of Godliness",
   "Respectable Sins",
   "Trusting God",
   "The Discipline of Grace",
   "Transforming Grace"
Warren Wiersbe:
   "Bible Exposition Commentary"
A.W. Tozer:
   "The Pursuit of God", 
   "The Knowledge of the Holy"
J.I. Packer:
   "Rediscovering Holiness"
Russell D. Moore:
   "Tempted and Tried"
Paul Tripp: "Instruments
   in the Redeemer's Hands"
Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp:
   "How People Change"

Copyright © 2013 Peace In Believing Ministries, All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from: The Holy Bible: English
Standard Version. 2001. Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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